Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) represent a diverse group of constituencies, including farmers, fishers, human rights defenders, women’s groups, youth associations, research entities, consumer groups, trade unions and many others, that come together as a powerful voice calling for action and investment in nutrition.
Civil society can help to catalyse political and institutional change in nutrition governance and accountability, which is essential for creating sustainable improvements in nutrition. Through the SUN CSO Network, partners come together to build capacity and maximise resources to ensure the broadest impact on nutrition.
In-country CSO Networks are active across the SUN Movement, with partners working collaboratively to support efforts to scale up nutrition at both the national level, and regional and district level.
Alex Rees, Save the Children (UK)
Dr. Anna Lartey, University of Ghana, President Elect of IUNS
CSO Network Resources
- Civil Society Meeting: Engaging to Drive Progress and Results (September 2012)
- Civil Society Meeting: Engaging to Drive Progress and Results Agenda (September 2012)
- Civil Society Meeting (June 2011) Report
- Civil Society Statement (June 2011) English | French | Portuguese | Spanish
SUN Civil Society Network Seeking Nominations for Steering Group
The SUN Civil Society network is now finalizing the nomination process for the SUN Task Force C transitions into the Global SUN Civil Society Network. The Civil Society Network has put out an official call for nominations, inviting colleagues to apply for three different roles: Global SUN Civil Society Network Steering Group Member, Chairperson of the global SUN Civil Society Network Steering Group and Host to the Secretariat of the global SUN Civil Society Network.
The description of the nomination process outlines the application and selection process and includes the three terms of reference for each of these roles.
The Civil Society network hopes to have the new Global Steering Group established by the end of October, with a meeting held shortly thereafter. The aim is to have applications from all parts of the world, not simply Europe and North America. If you have questions on the process please contact the Interim Coordinator of the SUN Civil Society Network Gabrielle Schembri firstname.lastname@example.org
The Multi-Parter Trust Fund
Resources for Scaling Up Nutrition in SUN countries are usually mobilized at country level from national budgets or through agreements with development partners. In March 2012 the SUN Movement Multi-Partner Trust Fund (SUN Movement MPTF) was established by the Participating UN Organizations and contributors/partners to ensure that catalytic grants reach governments, UN agencies, civil society groups, other SUN partners and support organizations.The SUN MPTF will enable partners to contribute finances that will facilitate the development and implementation of government or stakeholder actions for scaling up nutrition within the parameters of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement’s Strategy as approved in September 2012 and its Road Map.
For additional information about the SUN MPTF: http://scalingupnutrition.org/global-support/cso-network/the-multi-partner-trust-fund